8.9 earthquake in Japan: tsunami warnings
wow! and I am headed there next week :(
Sorry you have to go there next week Greg.
And to all people and PFers in the path of tsunamis on the way to other countries right now.
a report that a 10m wave hit sendai kyoto airport!!!!
MAP 8.9 2011/03/11 05:46:24 38.322 142.369 24.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
wow, cars washing up like driftwood. that makes katrina look pretty small.
8 confirmed dead so far
i think i saw more than that get washed away in a liveleak video.
certainly, it's very early. that video is crazy! you can see a couple cars racing away from the wave!
it looks bad, but hopefully their warning systems will keep it from being as bad as the last tsunami in the indian ocean. japan's is already up on the wiki below it.
does it have anyhting to do iwth the moon's closest approach ?
Thank God Japan is prepared for events like this.
Shocking video, a lot of damage. I hope the aftershocks lesson. So grateful for Facebook, my nephew at Atsugi base is ok.
I hope that casualties are as minimal as possible.
Lots of large aftershocks:
The image above is the current one from USGS, so it will eventually go out of date. Red is the last hour, Blue is the last day and Yellow is the last week.
CNN has video of a house (or something large) being swept along while it's burning. Really incredible.
Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan
Whole towns have been swept away. This is going to be monumental !
Scary, the worst earthquake in Japanese history, 10 meter tsunami, 40+ killed.
Wow, I woke up to this this morning, MSNBC seems to have the most pictures (at the moment) I attached this thumbnail of a 4 story building in the hook of a wave about to be swept... Those poor people...
Terrible news. My nephew got transferred to Hawaii when he was commissioned as a warrant officer. I'm not worried for him, since he is normally deployed and at sea, however his wife and daughter are back in Honolulu.
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